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We present Denizen’s definitive guide to Mother’s Day dining

My mum was a big proponent of celebration — in any way, shape, or form, and as a result, Mother’s Day (and any and every other excuse to pop the Champagne and enjoy delicious food) was relished with fervour in our household. Mum is no longer with us, but as I am now a mother myself, the tradition remains: on Mother’s Day — we go big. Luckily for me (and all of you), Auckland has no shortage of exceptional happenings to make the day extra special and inspire indulgence. From opulent high teas to thoughtfully curated special menus, convivial brunches, Champagne specials and more — here, we round up the very best ways to celebrate in style this Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day Dining
High Tea

Treat mum to the lap of luxury at one of the exquisite, indulgent, and fittingly fancy High Teas around the city. From sky-high bubbles at SkyCity’s SkyBar to Cooke’s Restaurant’s convivial celebrations, there is no shortage of ways to show mum some love.

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Mother’s Day Dining
Set Menus

A number of the city’s most-loved dining destinations are pulling out all the stops this month, unveiling exceptional set menus that have been crafted with mum in mind. Sìso’s Mother’s Day feast includes a champagne on the house, while at Soul a delicious three-course meal awaits in the most lively of locations.

Set Menu
Non Solo Pizza

Set Menu

Mother’s Day Dining
Special Offers

While a delightful meal with mum is more than celebration enough, there are a few eateries across the city that are going above and beyond to ensure an extra special touch come May 12th — guaranteed to make mum’s day memorable. From Poni’s decadent seafood platter to Bivacco’s Mother’s Day Feast, these tasty delights are sure to get you in the good books.

A Flute of Bubbles to Start

Mother’s Day Dining
The Best Of The Rest

Ada, Grey Lynn

Ahi, Commercial Bay

Amano, Britomart

Baduzzi, North Wharf

Beau, Ponsonby

Gilt Brasserie, Auckland CBD

Gochu, Commercial Bay

Grand Harbour, Viaduct Harbour

Hello Beasty, Viaduct Harbour

Huami, SkyCity

Manzo, Remuera

Ragtag, Westmere

Somm, Princes Warf

The Grove, Auckland CBD


Get your bagel fix at BB’s Bagels — the new grab-and-go bagel shop from the team behind Domo Bakery
No plans for the weekend? Consult our edit of everything worth enjoying
End the week on a high note with Sìso’s Slow Sundays — we’re giving away a table for four to indulge in this delicious banquet-style feast